Posts Tagged ‘politics’

MEDIA COURT:

March 14, 2018

All parties in this fast escalating situation should stand back and take stock. We had a long standing tradition in this country where everyone was presumed innocent until proven guilty. Over the years this has been replaced by “trial by mass media”. If there is proof of guilt let’s all see it. Stop the posturing and let the police continue their investigation unhampered.

AMERICAN STYLE:

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dan-gainor-anti-kavanaugh-media-and-hollywood-bias-explodes-in-a-bad-week-for-america

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THE DOUBLE STANDARDS AGENCY:

October 8, 2017

Bag the F.S.A. and sling it in the bin – after sterilising it!

An article in the Daily Mail (Oct 2nd 2017) by G.Odling headed “COULD BAGS FOR LIFE END UP SPREADING DEADLY BUGS?” places the onus of food safety on the consumer. The F.S.A. informs us that the packaging of raw foods can harbour dangerous bacteria and we should take steps to protect ourselves. This is ludicrous. Consumers shouldn’t be expected to take home food in contaminated packaging.
They will also no longer check supermarket chickens for campylobacter on the grounds that “supermarkets and their suppliers had made significant progress in taking action to reduce levels in their products.” Volkswagen have made “significant progress” after fiddling the emission levels of their cars but their cars are still being checked; roadside monitors continually check the air for pollution; restaurants and cafes are repeatedly checked. It is the duty of all in the food chain from farm to kitchen to supply us with safe and wholesome food and the duty of the F.S.A. to make sure that this is the case with REPEATED checks.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4943532/Bags-life-carry-deadly-bugs.html

https://news.sky.com/story/tesco-faces-anger-over-rancid-christmas-turkeys-11185871

https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/food-experts-hail-new-kind-bacon-breakfast-revolution/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/919929/Halal-kosher-meat-ready-meals-Royal-College-of-Veterinary-Surgeons-Lord-Trees

https://www.crscoldstorage.co.uk/knowledge-centre/meat-cold-storage.html

“It’s important to note that -18°C is actually the minimum temperature required by regulations and anything found to be warmer than this should not be served.” [Should read ‘MAXIMUM’]

https://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/monitoring

CULTURAL STANDARDS:

https://www.rt.com/usa/410271-us-ignoring-child-abuse-afghanistan/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/13/egyptian-singer-sentenced-to-prison-for-racy-music-video-involving-banana.html

http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/culture/news/a40479/tanzania-has-pardoned-two-child-rapists-and-called-for-pregnant-schoolgirls-to-be-arrested/

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11893/france-islam-reform

https://www.clarionproject.org/macron-promises-reorganize-islam-france/

https://www.vox.com/world/2018/7/3/17525960/denmark-children-immigrant-muslim-danish-ghetto

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/who-are-egypts-copts/8429634

http://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-crown-prince-says-women-can-choose-wear-abaya

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_rage_incident

https://www.rt.com/news/428632-denmark-circumcision-petition-bill/

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MALE NOT CIRCUMCISED

POLITICAL STANDARDS:

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-23/turkey-s-attack-on-the-kurds-is-a-betrayal-of-the-u-s

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/deafening-silence-china-human-rights-abuses-180131074213813.html

http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/qatar-royal-family-ransom-deal-hacking-terrorism-behind-diplomatic-crisis/news-story/5cf7483d1598e72cd904bbbc52c0d9d2

http://observers.france24.com/en/20180222-democratic-republic-congo-politician-malumba-trial-sickbed

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2702130/The-selfish-cowardice-Germany-France-Italy-little-bring-Putin-Kremlin-gangsters-line.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-criminalizes-the-slander-of-its-heroes-and-martyrs-as-it-seeks-to-control-history/2018/04/27/c4b48f16-49e9-11e8-ad53-d5751c8f243f_story.html

https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/04/new-law-criminalizes-slander-of-historical-heroes/

NEPOTISM à la Erdogan

https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/erdogans-soninlaw-new-finance-minister/news-story/5415025247feb94fc0c68f7b161eaa13

AMNESIA!

‘if Scotland decides to leave the UK and to be an independent state, and they decide to be part of the European Union, I think there’s no big obstacle to doing that.’

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/976897/Brexit-news-Verhofstadt-SNP-Nicola-Sturgeon-UK-EU-Withdrawal-latest-Scotland-video

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/eus-chief-brexit-negotiator-agrees-8796253

ECONOMIC STANDARDS:

IT’S ALRIGHT TO POISON WELDERS

“Dass es dabei keinerlei Unrechtsbewusstsein gab, hat damit zu tun, dass Abgasgrenzwerte nicht ernstgenommen wurden: Als technokratische Schikane von Schreibtischtätern bei der EU-Kommission und von US-Umweltschutzbeamten, die von Motoren keine Ahnung haben. Wie tief diese Mentalität nicht nur bei Volkswagen, sondern in der gesamten Branche verankert ist, lässt sich daran erkennen, dass die Legitimität der Stickoxid-Grenzwerte auch von der hiesigen Autolobby VDA lange massiv angezweifelt wurde – mit dem absurden Hinweis, dass am Arbeitsplatz von Schweißern erheblich höhere NOX-Werte zulässig sind als in der Außenluft von Städten.” – Quelle: https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/30126934 ©2018

This link is in German.

TRADING WITH NATIONS THAT DON’T TRUST YOU:

“Do we want to be vassals who obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their trousers?” Bruno le Maire asked in an emotional interview with Europe 1.

https://www.rt.com/news/426470-france-us-vassal-sovereignty/

“A member of Iran’s clerical elite said on Friday Europeans could not be trusted after President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would remain in a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers even after the United States pulled out.”

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/315603-iran-should-not-trust-europe

Israel steals clouds!

Iran thinks Israel has been stealing its clouds to cause a drought

ADVERTISING STANDARDS:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/05/cityfibre_advertising_standards_authority_dispute/

WELFARE DEUTSCHLAND:

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/spreewald-grundschule-in-schoeneberg-die-einen-bekommen-eine-warme-mahlzeit–die-anderen-nur-brote-23456036

This link is in German.

MARKETING STANDARDS:

https://news.sky.com/story/google-slammed-with-38bn-fine-by-eu-for-abusing-control-of-android-os-11440433

HIGH STANDARDS:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cornwall-beach-pebbles-steal-man-crackington-haven-bude-prosecution-a8502861.html

RACISM?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/schoolboy-beaten-pakistani-men-dating-11702237

http://www.biased.news/2018-06-20-harvard-medical-school-white-doctors-not-welcome-here-anymore-school-to-focus-on-putting-people-of-color-in-power.html

http://thehill.com/opinion/education/393821-harvards-defense-of-anti-asian-admissions-policies-doesnt-stand-up

TRUMP TO URGE SCHOOLS TO IGNORE RACE:

“The executive branch cannot circumvent Congress or the courts by creating guidance that goes beyond the law and — in some instances — stays on the books for decades,”

OWN GOAL!

June 9, 2017

OWN GOAL!

This must be the most spectacular own goal in British political history.

The way to good health is glutton free!

B.B.C. IMPARTIALITY:

March 23, 2017

The B.B.C. has been accused of bias over BREXIT.

http://www.cityam.com/261358/bbc-accused-brexit-bias-more-than-70-mps-mps-letter-full

THE ALL AMERICAN FREAK SHOW:

November 8, 2016

After the most acrimonious and divisive election campaign in American political history a new president is to be elected. This president will have to deal with the most unstable and dangerous world situation since World War 2. He or she will need the support of the American people and all who believe in democracy and freedom. The failed policies and attitudes of the past must be abandoned; Dialogue must replace threats, respect must replace contempt, honesty must replace lies, co-operation must replace aggression. To continue as before is a recipe for misunderstanding with possible dire consequences.

A BIZARRE BREXIT SCENARIO

October 12, 2016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37576654

A CHALLENGE:

July 15, 2016

Let’s hope this doesn’t go wrong! Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary! It will certainly help on his road to maturity but hopefully not at the expense of GREAT Britain; There must be subtle tactics working here!

An Americans’ view
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/07/14/new-cabinet-may-signal-britains-retreat-as-a-western-power/

Uncle Sam joins the club
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/hamburg-taught-the-world-that-the-us-no-longer-matters/ar-BBE4gLE

ANDREA LEADSOM BOWS OUT WITH GRACE

July 11, 2016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36763208

POLITICAL SOUND-BYTE:

July 9, 2016

From The Times newspaper: A quote from Andrea Leadsom.
“[Mrs May] possibly has nieces, nephews, lots of people, but I have children who are going to have children who will directly be a part of what happens next.”

Such insensitive, crass and opportunistic comments from Andrea Leadsom should rule her out from any high office let alone the highest office in the Land. I suppose the same goes for single men!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/andrea-leadsom-disgusted-times-front-page-theresa-may-motherhood-children-tory-leadership-a7128386.html

THE WAY FORWARD

June 28, 2016

There are people and parties trying to make political capital from this historic vote. This is not the time to discuss further division: The Pound is being hammered, shares have dived and we’ve triggered a global financial crisis. We must let the dust settle and get this “divorce” over with as quickly as possible. The new Prime Minister should invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible irrespective of what’s in store; We have made our bed and we must lie in it.